Is today nutritionists do not abuse diagnosis “candidiasis”?
It is fairly easily diagnosed by some dieticians or specialists in natural medicine. Although itch digestive system is not a problem contrived, actually difficult to diagnose and not easy to treat.
This term has now become extremely fashionable. Every second my friend says that it that “has mushrooms” in the digestive tract that has to go on a special diet …
The truth is, the candidiasis is extremely rare and almost never in a person generally healthy. If you do not have cancer, HIV, not gone through the long antibiotic treatment therapy, you took no immunosuppressive drugs, it is unlikely that you suffer from candidiasis.
Why do we get sick frequently after antibiotic treatment?
Because antibiotics lead to the destruction of the natural, physiological flora including in the gut. And remember that a healthy microbiota inhibits the growth of pathogens, including just yeasts. Interestingly, it turns out that not only antibiotics may exacerbate fungal infections of the gastrointestinal tract. Demonstrated, for example, steroids, contraceptives and agents lowering gastric acidity, also favor the growth of yeasts. What else? Also important are environmental conditions, such as stress or vitamin and mineral deficiencies. It affects the development of the disease.
What are the typical symptoms?
When should we worry? Actually, it is difficult to distinguish the specific symptoms of candidiasis, a disease in different patients may be different. It is sometimes diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, bloating, and sometimes gastrointestinal bleeding. The general symptoms may include poor resistance, weakness, recurrent infections, eg. Nasal or respiratory tract, various food intolerances, skin problems, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, depression, appetite for carbohydrates, disorders of the menstrual cycle.
Why these symptoms are so different?
Cells intruder, which is Candida, can sometimes penetrate into the blood vessels and spread throughout the body, attacking various organs. Therefore, we must remember that the previously mentioned symptoms can indicate many other diseases and because of this it is very important not only to consult a dietician, but first and foremost a doctor.
I heard that obese people and diabetics often suffer from candidiasis. Is it true?
Overweight and obesity are often the result of excess consumption of foods rich in simple sugars. That is they are the main factors over fungal colonization within the gastrointestinal tract. In contrast, diabetic disease may be due to the fact that the proliferation of yeast occurs due to high blood sugar levels. According to my knowledge, but there is no evidence that diabetes affects clearly the presence of Candida in the body.
Does this mean that fashion was created from a disease which does not really exist?
Absolutely I do not want anyone to think that candidiasis is an issue that has been invented. But no doradziłabym “antimoulding” on their own. I do not use too zaleciłabym miraculous “diet” or ” of parafarmaceutic”. It’s a waste of money! I will say this: if you have some health problems and suspect you candidiasis, go to the doctor. Perhaps you have a serious problem that requires radical pharmacological intervention.
When you need medication?
The introduction of antifungal drugs, for example. Nystatin, always decided by the physician. However, recent studies have shown that a therapy based solely on the antifungal pharmaceutical compositions does not give permanent results, because the symptoms return. That is why it seems so important to proper diet and supplementation with probiotics.
It has been shown that certain strains of bacteria contained in probiotics, have the property of inhibiting the proliferation of yeast and adhesion to the intestinal epithelium. Also reduce mucus secretion by cells of Candida, which makes them less resistant. In addition, probiotic bacteria have a beneficial effect on the immune system, supporting the natural defense mechanisms. In fact, probiotics are a great hope in the fight against candidiasis.
Is there any way you examine today candidiasis?
Yes, and this in several ways. However, once I check that the diagnosis is very difficult, because the disease can be different at each character and a completely different course. To begin with, the changes may be located either in the intestines and stomach or esophagus. In order to recognize the disease you can perform four different tests Victoria’s temptation. First endoscopic examination the affected places. Second, determining the antibody in the serum, and third designation Candida from stool – if it appears hypertrophy affects the large intestine. But the certainty that the results of the stool will be credible, we can not be one hundred percent, because the sensitivity and specificity of tests is sometimes different. Recent studies have reported that the fourth and quite effective study is to determine the D-arabinitol in the urine.
Full version of the interview in the magazine “I care about the health of” No. 5/2020.